"With the help of many, I defeated the eight-year incumbent 57% to 43%. My campaign success was fueled by enrolling in Leadership Institute training. LI smoothed our political road to success."
"I don't think I would have ever taken the step to run if not for the Leadership Institute. I wanted to get involved in politics to make a difference and stand up for my conservative values. The information, training, and skills I learned through LI helped me have the confidence to know that I can run a successful campaign."
"Thank you, I couldn't have done it without the training I received from the Leadership Institute. I look forward to returning to LI for more training in the years to come."
Born in South Carolina, Chris Godbey has worked on all levels of campaigns in the both nationally and internationally, with campaigns and with independent expenditure groups.
From 2016-2017, Chris worked with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy as the Regional Officer in the Caribbean for the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom, rebuilding of the Caribbean Democrat Union, a regional affiliate of the International Democrat Union. Focused on developing accountability, transparency, and good governance practices through training of political leaders and relationships built through senior party members and elected officials.
Recently, Godbey ran a digital consulting firm out of Washington, DC, surgeRED, developing tactical advantages for political and corporate campaigns, especially using Social Media Optimization, database management, and VoIP technology to provide low cost efficient contact with voters from the campaign.
Chris is the Senior Grassroots Coordinator for the Leadership Institute, where he has trained over 600 conservative activists in 2018. Chris has been working as an adjunct faculty for the Leadership Institute since 2012.
Chris Godbey graduated from Clemson University with degrees in Political Science and Economics and completed American University's Campaign Manager Grad program. Chris resides in Springfield, Virginia.